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Local Attractions

Visit some of California's best kept secret wineries, uncrowded ski slopes, and all that nature offers within a short drive of Westfall's convenient location.


Bear Valley

Bear Valley is a friendly and relaxing High Sierra escape and ski resort located in the beautiful Central Sierra Mountains. Nestled off Scenic Highway 4 in the spectacular Stanislaus National Forest, this year-round destination offers activities from relaxation to extreme adventure in every season. 

Lake Alpine

The Lake Alpine Recreation Area features a scenic reservoir within a granite basin surrounded by red fir and lodgepole pine forest; it is located just east of the community of Bear Valley on State Highway 4.

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Big Trees

Calaveras Big Trees State Park is named for the spectacular giant sequoia trees – the largest trees in the world – that were first discovered here. This beautiful park, open daily, year round consists of two main areas: the original North Grove with the visitors center and museum.

Downtown Murphys

Rich in goldrush history, Murphys today is a vibrant, thriving community, alive with art galleries and live theater, eclectic shops, fine restaurants, and a multitude of outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities. If you want to get a complete overview of the innovative Calaveras winemaking scene, Murphys Main Street wineries make it easy and fun.

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Murphy's Vineyard

Wine tasting is a perfect, laid-back, stress-free experience in Calaveras County. Check the Calaveras/Murphys Wine Trail. Murphys Main Street wineries experience. There may be no other Main Street in America that features so many wine-tasting rooms, all within strolling distance. This makes Murphys an irresistible wine-lover’s destination.


The greater setting of Ironstone Vineyards is stunning and beautiful – one of the rare concert venues where you can show up hours early and just take in the scenery and do some wine tasting.

Ironstone Amphitheatre, which annually hosts an outstanding summer concert series, has been listed as one of the top 100 amphitheaters as one of Northern California’s premier summer concert venues! 

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Mercer Caverns

Mercer Caverns, one of three caves in Calaveras County, is open for guided tours, year round. See deep underground in this cavern filled with a large array of cave formations like stalactities, stalagmites and flowstones. This cavern also won the Paris World’s Fair for its display of the rare cavern formation: flos feri.

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